Idris Elba ‘In Talks’ To Join Marketing Firm Miroma’s $1.2 Billion Bid To Buy British Broadcaster Channel 4

Idris Elba

Idris Elba ‘In Talks’ To Join Marketing Firm Miroma’s $1.2 Billion Bid To Buy British Broadcaster Channel 4

According to reports, the “Luther” actor is reportedly discussing a joint bid alongside Marc Boyan– who founded the international marketing firm Miroma Group. In October, Miroma launched Cornerstone Studios, a business set up to finance and create TV content. During that time, Miroma had appointed bankers to explore an acquisition for when Channel 4 is officially made available.
After months of speculation over Channel 4’s future, in April 2022, U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confirmed that the broadcaster would be up for sale in order to compete with global streamers like Netflix and Amazon. According to reports, this plan has become very controversial and has been largely opposed by the industry and seen by many as a deal that could wreak havoc on small producers.

While Idris Elba runs his own production company, Green Door Pictures, the actor has never owned a media business the size of Channel 4. Elba is best known for BBC drama Luther and HBO’s The Wire, along with film roles such as; Beast of No NationMandela: Long Walk to Freedom , The Harder They Fall, Daddy’s Little Girls and several Marvel movies.

It looks like Idris Elba has some competition as it’s been reported that there are several other bidders for Channel 4 including British public service broadcaster ITV, Comcast, Paramount, as well as Discovery, and the French company Vivendi.

The British actor seems to be juggling a lot when it comes to his career and business. It was recently reported that Idris Elba is in talks once again to be the new James Bond! Despite being a fan favorite for the role, actor Idris Elba, took a step back from his run to replace Daniel Craig, 54, in the popular “James Bond” franchise for a non-leading role.

Producers had plans for the English actor to still appear in the next installment of the project, just as a villain. However, it now looks like his name is back in consideration to suit up as agent 007. Reportedly, producers have realized how popular the “Thor” actor is after carrying out secret market research. He is ranked highly among the diverse group.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole